Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

My top 10 of favorite restaurants

Posted on 25 August 2019

By foodie Wendy Serter ROOF 16 – SWISS HOTEL ROOFTOP (only open in summer season) Swiss Hotel The Bosphorus, 16th floor. Tel: 0212-326 11 00 Most fabulous view of Istanbul. All food are culinary art. Great cocktails. Vibrant atmosphere with live DJ. One of the best places to spend your nights in Istanbul. 2. KISS THE… Read more »

Bosphorus Spot to Warm the Culinary Heart

Posted on 4 February 2019

Friday night frolicking began with a walk down memory lane. (Literally way down a huge decline and through a dark laneway.) A pre-dinner night time stroll through Ulus Park, where you can breathe in perhaps the best view in Istanbul at night (too amazing to capture on film), reminiscing and working up an appetite were… Read more »

‘The Hood’ a welcome addition to Istanbul’s foodie scene

Posted on 23 January 2019

Hovering like a big blue monstrosity over the Kadıköy skyline sits the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Not the most glamorous sky scraper but none the less, a part of the skyline with an uninterrupted view of the Bosphorus, literally the best view on the Asian side of Istanbul. All set to release their new restaurant… Read more »

Dishes dressed fit for a sultan

Posted on 14 January 2016

First Impressions: Walking along this restaurant and Hotel strip, the usual street appointed waiters try to coax you into their establishment with annoying persistence. As you approach Constantine’s Ark you are greeted with the smiling waiters who remain inside the restaurant seemingly un-phased whether you enter or not but secretly hoping, with an air of… Read more »

‘Food Art’ by Chef Rudolf Van Nunen

Posted on 8 August 2014

I was such a pleasure and honour to meet the renowned Dutch chef Rudolf Van Nunen on Friday evening in his Tuti Restaurant at the Mamara Hotel. Invited by Enjoy Istanbul’s Marc Guillet, who appeared at the top of the escalator with impeccable timing (like a scene from a black and white movie), we were… Read more »